Letters to the Editor

Where’s research?

In David Middlecamp’s March 7 column of “Photos from the Vault,” he casually makes the comment, “Recent research reveals readers absorb less with the distractions of digital reading.”

What “recent research?”

This does not agree with my own experience. I read e-books all the time. They are more convenient than regular books in so many ways. But I have never noticed a difference in comprehension, or “absorption,” between the two. They are different, but I get the same out of both and later cannot remember whether I read that book as an e-book or as a paper book.

It’s a different story with audiobooks. Distractions apply there, and I do comprehend less with audiobooks. But books?

So, David, spill. What research?

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